Friday, September 11th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  27 responses

Ainge: ‘KG Looks Good. Really Good’

Although no one but the Celtics’ GM seems to have seen him on a basketball court for months, Danny Ainge says things are looking up for Kevin Garnett and his knee: “Garnett began working out at the Celtics’ practice facility on Monday. For now, he is limited to participating in court drills that include shooting and running. He could be cleared for contact as early as the week before camp … ‘We’re looking for him to be there at the end of the season, not just the start of the season,’ Ainge said. ‘We’re getting him ready for training camp and looking forward to him being healthy in the playoffs. He looks good. Really good.”’

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  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Good for him.

  • MalanaCream

    good for all bball lovers.

  • AL29

    Lakers in 6.

  • JoeMaMa

    That team is too old.
    One of those guys will break down.
    The only questions are Who and When.

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    I’m not even sure KG can come back 100%. Like it has been said around here on Slam, knees take two years to heal fully. (Que sound of window closing)

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    I actually read the article as not so great for KG.

  • vtrobot

    yeah, we got the championship that this team was designed to get. it will still hopefully be a very solid year with the current team they’ve created. can’t wait to see marquis backing up PP. the days are getting colder and it’s getting closer to 82 games of sheed on local broadcasting. the season can’t start soon enough.

  • Double J

    co-sign Tzvi: that didn’t sound good. like what a month before the season and he ain’t even bangin with dudes?

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Celts are still gonna get murked by the lake show in the finals.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Klav

    If he comes back to early thats just going to be pointless, Boston will make the playoffs, but that is where they need him the most. He should take more time to rest, but if he wants to overwork himself, I guess it’s only better for my Lakers.

  • onlyclipfanonslam

    When he went down it made me cringe so bad. It reminded me of CWebb getting hurt and essentially finishing his career as a stud. So freaky, they both were hurt jumping up, like their knees just gave up. I hope we can get at the very least 1 more year of greatness from KG. He deserves it for all he puts in.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    he’s like those classic greek tragedy heros. KG’s my favorite player, but i think it will all end badly for him…
    reminded me of mt. mutombo in the playoff last year… we miss you, mr wagging finger.

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven deuce

    It’ll be a shame if he goes out like CWebb, a limping shell of himself. At least he’ll be too busy saying ouch to curse everybody out on the way to the locker room.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Young Chris MP3

    I’ll believe it when I see it. How many times did we hear last year that he was “looking good?”

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Young Chris MP3

    What is personally disappointing about all of this for me? One of my best friends was a HUGE KG fan, and though we lived in an urban Boston neighborhood, his father held residence in Minnesota. As a way to get him away from the streets, his mother sent him to live with his father for his sophomore year of high school and part of the selling point there was that he would get to watch Timberwolves home games regularly. During that year he was diagnosed with a rare bone-cancer, but because he had grown about 6 inches that same year the doctors looked at it as growing pains and didn’t realize it was a bone cancer until it had spread. He spent some time in and out of the hospitals there (this was during the 2003-2004 basketball season when Garnett was the best player in the game, hands down), but eventually was back in Boston to see specialists at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute here. He passed away later that summer (days before his 17th birthday). One of the things I liked most about Garnett coming here (to Boston) was that I’m sure it made my friend, Jonathan, smile down from the heavens above. Especially that KG finally won a championship here. It hurt that he couldn’t have been here to celebrate because I’m sure he would have really enjoyed that. So to see Kevin’s knee problems complicate his career and success, it hurts me a little deeper than it should as a basketball fan.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Young Chris MP3

    I wrote a pretty lengthy and deep comment that didn’t seem to go through. However, I think C’s should give him the Bill Walton treatment and start Rasheed Wallace at Power Forward.

  • nba fan

    I liked KG before he went to Boston. Somewhere along that trip he lost his humbleness. I could care less what happens to his career…….

  • vic21

    Great so the Lakers can kick his healthy skinny ass

  • jay n

    I have to agree with nba fan to an extent.I was all for the celts winning the title with garnett but after that they turned into a bunch of knobs.

  • Tower

    @ nba fan and jay n. Yes you are right, there were a couple of disrespectful sitiuations last season by KG and his crew, but don’t overreact here! The guy is so drivin by his own excitement, that he some times gets carried away, but of the court, when he is cooled off, he’s still the same natural guy, enjoying life. to say that you could care less about his sitiuation, based on those few incidents, is far out. Much love for this man. Nobody is perfect.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Can’t wait to see Garnett and Wallace on the floor together. It’s gonna be wild.

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    “Ainge: ‘KG Looks Good. Really Good’”….. i don’t know about y’all but that sounded very homo..

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    “Ainge: ‘KG Looks Good. Really Good’”….. i don’t know about y’all but that sounded very homo..

  • knock

    Garnett and Wallace would only be “wild” if this were about 5 years ago. Why would anyone want to see someone bark like a dog, and the other shoot threes behind the key all day?

  • foolio_iglesias

    That sounds oddly portentous.‘We’re looking for him to be there at the end of the season’….not the greatest vote of confidence ever cast,I’d say…

  • Marcus

    It won’t matter if pierce can’t get da job done

  • vtrobot

    as much as i love ray, i’m looking forward to watching this 5 on the floor very soon. rondo-marquis-pierce-KG-Sheed. i’d almost want to see that as a starting 5. ray, perk, eddie, baby, etc. off the bench. boston will be DEEEEEEP (and a little old, yes) this season. bring it.